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Largest World's Islands on the World Map

Name the 26 world largest islands highlighted on the map.
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Island
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Greenland
2
New Guinea
3
Borneo
4
Madagascar
5
Baffin Island
6
Sumatra
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Island
7
Honshu
8
Victoria Island
9
Great Britain
10
Ellesmere Island
11
Sulawesi
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Island
12
South Island
13
Java
14
North Island
15
Luzon
16
Newfoundland
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Island
17
Cuba
18
Iceland
19
Mindanao
20
Ireland
21
Hokkaido
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Island
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Hispaniola
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Sakhalin
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Banks Island
25
Sri Lanka
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Tasmania
107 Recent Comments
+17
Level 47
Nov 17, 2016
tasmania isn't an island- it is part of a country
+102
Level 77
Nov 17, 2016
One of the best comments ever :D
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Level 85
Mar 15, 2017
I agree. I definitely had a lol on that one.
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Level 63
Jul 25, 2019
Baffin island... not an island bc it's part of a country. Makes sense
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Level 89
Feb 24, 2020
🎼

The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert non-isle

With Gilligan

The Skipper too,

The millionaire and his wife,

The movie star

And the rest

Of the NPCs

All here on Gilligan's non-isle. 🎶

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Level 58
Feb 22, 2017
Or that Ireland isn't a country because it's an island
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Level 70
Mar 15, 2017
Therefore all islands are not part of countries.
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Level 84
Mar 16, 2017
There's no such thing as islands.
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Level 63
Jul 25, 2019
Or the Milkyway isn't a thing, since it's part of the universe
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Level 71
Mar 30, 2017
Thank you. You just made my day. I died laughing
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Level 74
Aug 5, 2017
Looks like they don't teach you the stuff you actually need to know in Hogwarts. :/
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Level 89
Feb 24, 2020
@theperiodictable, I think you should lay off the mercury for a while.
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Level 79
Apr 5, 2020
'Scotland isn't a country- it is part of a united kingdom'
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Level 56
Sep 29, 2021
'Nebraska isn't a country- it is part of some united states'
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Level 65
Apr 11, 2023
"Quebec isn't a country- it is a part of Canada"
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Level 55
Apr 30, 2024
"Catalonia isn't a country- it is part of some Spain"
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Level 58
Jan 29, 2017
I tried 'uk' 'british isles' 'united kingdom' never though to put in 'Great Britain'
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Level 76
Mar 15, 2017
UK includes Great Britain, smaller islands around Great Britain and N. Ireland.

British Isles includes all of the above + Ireland

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Level 56
Sep 29, 2021
+ Isle of Man
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Level 65
Oct 11, 2023
Yes, Man is part of the British Isles (or British and Irish Isles as the Irish like to say), but not the UK.
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Level 53
Jan 26, 2023
+ overseas territories and dependencies
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Level 43
Feb 22, 2017
Really nice quiz :)

But why didn't you put Australia ?

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Level 58
Apr 20, 2017
Ad nauseum... Because all international authorities and academic bodies with interests in this sort of thing regard the Australian mainland to be a continent.
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Level 22
Feb 23, 2020
in australia were taught there both soo. and its our country sooo.
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Level 59
Jul 8, 2020
In America we're taught we're better than everyone else, and it's our country sooo. *comedy alert* for all those who can't take a joke.
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Level 24
Oct 7, 2023
Ha!
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Level 36
Jul 5, 2024
Attitude translates to the national soccer team. And then you lose to a country with one-third the population as your registered players, and a twentieth (or less) of your population.

Panama 2-1 USA

The USA went out of Copa America because of that.

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Level 68
Feb 23, 2017
Loved this quiz! Thanks. Just missed one - forgot Banks Island. Drat.
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Level 58
Mar 15, 2017
thats called 100 percent 1st go around !!!!!
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Level 66
Mar 15, 2017
Great quiz! I was surprised not to see Tierra del Fuego.
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Level 57
Mar 15, 2017
Needs more Australia
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Level 23
Sep 7, 2017
why aint Antartctica ?? sorry I dont know the correct spelling!
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Level 77
Sep 7, 2017
Because it is a continent.
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Level 79
Apr 5, 2020
Remove the second t. Or you could have searched its correct spelling, or even better, searched up why Antarctica isn't considered to be an island.
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Level 75
Nov 30, 2020
Instead of being patronising, maybe accept that all definitions of islands and continents are flawed and a certain amount of subjective choice has to be made.

The definition chosen by KoljiVriVoda or Jetpunk is "land surrounded by water that is smaller than Australia" - obviously not a perfect definition but as good as it can get for a site like this.

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Level 60
Dec 21, 2021
I believe the definition is actually "a body of land that is not a continental landmass", and Australia is the continental landmass of Oceania.
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Level 36
Jul 5, 2024
If Australia is the continent, then what continent do the other Oceanic countries belong to?
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Level 23
Jun 13, 2018
Why isn't there Australia? Also, when I type certain countries, they don't appear! Can you Accept 'UK' for 'Britain'? Pretty lacking.
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Level 60
Jul 6, 2018
its not the uk without northern ireland.

the island is britain. the uk is the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland. uk isnt a right answer

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Level 77
Jul 7, 2018
So true.
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Level 81
Aug 18, 2018
It's almost true - UK is indeed a wrong answer here. But the geographical term for the island is Great Britain rather than Britain.
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Level 65
Mar 15, 2019
Agreed that the island is GB. Britain is on the other side of the English Channel and shouldn't be accepted as a type-in.
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Level 79
Apr 5, 2020
It's also not the UK without all the smaller islands that constitute the United Kingdom - the Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Inner and Outer Hebrides, Anglesey etc. etc.
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Level 70
Apr 17, 2019
Uk stands for united kingdom, (maybe the abbreviation is used so often people forget what it stands for?). As the name sort of suggest it is not the name of an island. It is a kingdom united.
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Level 47
Jan 14, 2019
Thanks for counting Celebes.

I pulled that one out of my butt.

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Level 89
Feb 24, 2020
And they thought the tidal wave was bad.
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Level 47
Jul 25, 2019
Greenland is at the top of the list for once! :D
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Level 52
Feb 24, 2020
It is also at the top of the list in suicide rate and lowest population density.
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Level 59
Jul 8, 2020
this is true. and weird, for a place that I thought was generally considered calm, it has a very high suicide rate, 24 times that of the US
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Level 77
Jul 25, 2019
Could you please accept Ellismere island? I can never get the spelling right, though the pronunciation would still be spot on.
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Level 79
Apr 5, 2020
No, it's pronounced /ɛlzmɪə/, not /ɛlɪsmɪə/, so replacing the first e with an i would be totally incorrect.
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Level 75
Nov 30, 2020
How do you pronounce "business", Jack?
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Level 44
Jul 26, 2019
Hey just to complicate matter further. The North and South islands of New Zealand are now considered by many Geologists as the peaks of the continent of Zealandia. Most of this continent is submerged under the Pacific.
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Level 70
Feb 23, 2020
No islands are 'floating', they are all attached to something so if all the seas dried up there would be no islands, just lots of little mountains popping up across the plains.
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Level 43
Jun 7, 2020
You have obviously never heard of a Coral Atoll
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Level 50
Jul 26, 2019
Why is Australia not on the list? And Sri Lanka is?
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Level 65
Sep 5, 2019
Asked (and replied) at least 3 times in the comment chain above.
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Level 72
Nov 5, 2019
if you took this quiz, you might be interested in "Five biggest islands by country" :-)

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/108464/five-biggest-islands-by-country

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Level 46
Nov 11, 2019
Please make it so the UK works for Britain, and, whilst this is debateable, could you make it so that Greenland could also be Denmark. I suppose it would make the Canadian islands also able to answer correctly for Canada, but perhaps you could do some research and consider it?
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Level 77
Nov 11, 2019
I do not neet to do research. People need to guess the names of the islands, not the countries.
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Level 19
Feb 23, 2020
True, there is no island named "UK" or "Indonesia" or "Japan".
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Level 67
Nov 11, 2019
Please accept Hobbiton for North Island and van Diemens Land for Tasmania
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Level 77
Nov 11, 2019
I will think about it.
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Level 49
Nov 2, 2021
Funny!
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Level 67
Nov 11, 2019
I typed Great Britain several times and gave up after that. Didn't realize I was spelling it wrong.
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Level 70
Feb 9, 2020
Wanted to ask why nova zembla/novaya zemlya isnt on here since with 91.000km² it is significantly bigger than tasmania with 67.000km² but apparently a canal runs through it, leaving the biggest part with 49.000km²
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Level 77
Feb 9, 2020
Because Novaya Zemlya is not an island. It is an archipelago.
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Level 47
Dec 14, 2021
okay so why two of its big islands are not on the list?
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Level 68
Mar 25, 2022
Because they are too small.
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Level 44
Jun 12, 2022
So what are all these Indonesian islands doing on the list?
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Level 68
Aug 4, 2022
Because they are islands, bigger than the islands of Novaja Zemlya.
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Level 19
Feb 23, 2020
Nice quiz! I got all but Banks Island. I am a child prodigy of age eight with an IQ of 168. I intend to study medicine and letters at the world's finest universities.
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Level 79
Apr 5, 2020
Are you kidding me?
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Level 62
Apr 15, 2020
i do hope this is a joke
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Level 22
Feb 23, 2020
in austraila we are tuaght its a island and a conietent
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Level 79
Apr 5, 2020
Australia* taught* it's* an* continent* 😓
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Level 43
Jun 7, 2020
The correct word is obviously conytent
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Level 25
Apr 5, 2020
New Zealands North and South Islands do have names! They're not just called North and South?! The north is called Te Ika a Maui and the south is Te Wai Pounamu.
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Level 55
May 3, 2020
I have a friend from New Zealand who refers to the islands as 'the North Island' and 'the South Island'. I think both English and Maori versions are acceptable.
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Level 44
Aug 25, 2020
Where is Australia mate. It’s the biggest island in the world?
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Level 69
Sep 17, 2020
Bottom right on most maps. You're welcome.
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Level 28
Dec 14, 2020
haha lol
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Level 28
Dec 14, 2020
but ur true tho 🧐
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Level 75
Nov 30, 2020
Been a few months since someone asked -

What about Australia?

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Level 28
Dec 14, 2020
got me te island badge :/
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Level 62
Jan 20, 2021
Could you accept Heilong Jiang for Amur? It's given as an alternative name on Wikipedia.
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Level 56
Feb 8, 2021
Everything is an island if you think about it.
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Level 28
Apr 6, 2021
CLAP CLAP CLAP GREAT QUIZ
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Level 56
Apr 19, 2021
What about Australia?
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Level 65
May 29, 2021
Can you please accept UK/United Kingdom for Great Britain thanks!
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Level 81
Jun 11, 2021
Why? The quiz is about islands. The UK is not an island.
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Level 49
Nov 2, 2021
Even if Irish reunification goes ahead, "UK/United Kingdom" still wouldn't be a correct answer since the island you're thinking of is indeed "Great Britain"
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Level 67
Jul 22, 2021
Sakhalin is the more correct spelling. Could you at least accept it as an alternative please?
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Level 29
Oct 27, 2021
Yeah and the second biggest is America and the third Australia then after that everything is correct
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Level 29
Oct 27, 2021
Yeah the UK is a country rwwt
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Level 60
Dec 22, 2021
Why 26?
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Level 76
Mar 12, 2022
i think there's something up with the map - when i hover over sakhalin after completing the quiz its name doesn't show up at the bottom apart from a small section in the south. not a massive issue but maybe worth looking at in case some of the other borders are out of sync.

also shouldn't the title be world's largest islands rather than largest world's islands? don't quite understand what the current one means

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Level 80
Aug 2, 2023
Islands of the largest world ;)
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Level 38
Mar 27, 2022
Thanks to the comment for giving me answer I wasn’t sure on
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Level 50
Aug 28, 2022
ellesmere island isnt as big as its shown on this map, its split in 2. the bottom bit is a different island, devon island. its bigger than some of the others on this quiz but this has combined it with another one.
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Level 76
Nov 9, 2023
No, Devon Island is the one shown south of Ellesmere.
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Level 89
Oct 24, 2022
This is maybe the most pointless comment section on JetPunk.
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Level 60
May 31, 2023
Hopefully it's educational at least.
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Level 24
Oct 7, 2023
I like reading the comments because of the arguments. 😁
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Level 46
Mar 21, 2024
The projection jetpunk uses really messes up Ellesmere Island, Greenland, and Devon Island. Devon is supposed to be south of ellesmere, ellesmere is supposed to be northwest of Greenland. Ellesmere is also supposed to be completely north of Baffin.
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Level 46
Mar 21, 2024
Actually I looked closer and the map is just cut off and Ellesmere Island is on a little side map circle thing. Part of the circle is Greenland so that should turn green too when you guess Greenland.
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Level 24
May 24, 2024
What about Australia?